LifePrint portable printer uses augmented reality app to bring photos to life
A portable photo printer called LifePrint, now seeking funding on Kickstarter, creates 'living' photos by combining a printed photograph with a digital video. An augmented reality app makes this possible, so that when a print is viewed through a smartphone’s camera, the video appears where the photo is located, making it seem as if the image - called a HyperPhoto - has come to life.
LifePrint supports printing directly from several services and devices, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Twitter, GoPro, Apple, Android, and more. The photos can be edited with basic tools like cropping and resizing, and photo filters can be applied. The printer itself uses ZINK’s no-ink technology with both regular ZINK photo paper and sticky paper, while the mobile app is available for Android and iOS.
LifePrint is seeking funding on Kickstarter, where it has so far exceeded its $30,000 goal with nearly two months in the campaign remaining. The 'early bird special' printers are no longer available; backers can, however, pledge $129 USD for the 'Kickstarter Special,' which includes the photo printer, charging cable, 10 photos, and app. The company is estimating delivery for mid-2016.